Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Bronze & Blue Look with Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani, & Urban Decay

I’m trying be more organized and do things more methodically, which means trying to review products more timely!  I wanted to test out a few products from Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess ’11 edition, while also trial the wear of a new tinted moisturizer (this is the fifth time I’ve worn it, though).  I hope to review several of the products I tested here today and tomorrow :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes:  Estee Lauder Pink-Teal Shadow Stick (peachy-pink/teal), Giorgio Armani #6 Eyes to Kill Intense (bronze), Urban Decay Flipside Eyeshadow (green-teal), Urban Decay Haight Eyeshadow (blue-teal), Hourglass Gypsy Eyeshadow Duo (beige), Giorgio Armani #13 Eyes to Kill Intense (black), Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara (black)
  • Face: theBalm BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer (Light/Medium), Guerlain Les Violettes Mineral Powder (03)
  • Cheeks: Estee Lauder Sea Star Bronzing Blush (pink bronze)
  • Lips: Guerlain Mitsouko (140) Rouge Automatique (pinked peach)
  • Brushes: 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 222 (fluffy crease brush), 263 (angled eyeliner brush), 116 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Pink-Teal = use an eyeshadow base (for this look); Sea Star = Bobbi Brown Nectar

For eyes, start by applying Pink-Teal shadow stick as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249–take the teal side and apply it to the lid, then apply the pink side above the crease and lightly on brow.  Apply #6 eyeshadow to the inner third of the lid with the 239.  Next, apply Flipside eyeshadow to the middle of the lid with the 239.  Apply Haight eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid and into the crease with the 222.  Use Gypsy eyeshadow to highlight the brow bone and diffuse the crease color with the 217.  Apply #13 eyeshadow on the lower lash line, and then smudge with #6 eyeshadow using the 219. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.

For cheeks, apply Sea Star blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Mitsouko lipstick for a complementing lip.

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294 thoughts on “Bronze & Blue Look with Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani, & Urban Decay

  1. Christine, you’ve totally outdone yourself. The look is BEAUTIFUL.

    Also, cute headband!

  2. Jezi

    I know you’re busy, but I would love a video of this look, it’s so rich and colorful. I just bought both shadow stick duos from Estee Lauder a week or so ago, so it would be neat to see them in action.

  3. De

    Wow, you look really beautiful!

  4. Tania

    Hi Christine! Do you wear any concealer or corrector on the undereye areas here?

      • Lizzi

        What?! No way! Do you use any skincare products to help with the bruising look under eyes? If so, what? How can I make it so that I can get away with no dark circle make and not look like I’ve been punched in the face?

        • I don’t use any eye-specific skincare products (just the same moisturizer for my face). Dark circles are often hereditary, and I’m fortunate that mine aren’t too bad and I’m not prone to a lot of darkening in that area. You can’t make it go away entirely – you can only improve your lifestyle (drink more water, sleep more) and conceal.

  5. Eeeeradicator!

    Super pretty on you! The bronze grounds the whole loon just enough for it to be bold but demure.

  6. Marissa

    How gorgeous are you?! This is fabulous! :)

  7. Karyn

    This is a really cute spring/summer look Christine, Mitsouko looks gorgeous on you. I have to ask though, do you remember where you got the headband? It’s darling!

    • Nordstrom! :) Most of mine are from there… it’s a good thing I haven’t physically been at one in awhile, because I never could leave without a new one!

  8. Absolutely stunning!! And this tinted moisturizer looks great on you!

  9. GJ

    This is a beautiful look! And your skin looks beautiful too, I like the blush as well :)

  10. Marieke

    I want this look. On my face. Now.

  11. JoElla

    These colors really make your brown eyes POP! I love that you did a bit of a smokey eye with different colors!

  12. Irenaeus

    Oh my that look is just toooooo sweet on you! The hairband is the perfect touch.

    How are you liking the moisturizer?

  13. LH

    I was so happy to see you posted another tutorial :) I love the color combination its so pretty and as always you look lovely.

  14. Mahnaz

    wow soo gorgeous!!

  15. Omg you look so cute in the face shots!! Awwe :))))))

    I love this look. I have both Flipside and Haight but they don’t apply this pigmented on me. Hmmm…I’ll have to fiddle around with some products. I love this look! Maybe I’ll try it today ^__^

  16. Mariella

    LOVE that Armani bronze eyeshadow – gosh, it’s gorgeous. I’d love to know a sub for the Armani bronze, as Armani’s not readily available where I am.

  17. Avin

    THIS is awesome. I love the sharp line and that’s a killer blue!
    Cute headband!

  18. Mahnaz

    Hi Christine This is kind of random but I really want to ask you if you knew Mellan’s name is a Swedish word or is it a coincidence? I really like his name though :)

  19. Charlene

    I wouldve never thought of bronze going in the inner corner. This looks lovely on you 😀

  20. Charlotte

    Gorgeous! Shame that lipstick looks so sheer though

  21. Gina

    Christine, your skin looks flawless here! What a beautiful look.

  22. I like the colors a lot but the shimmer make them look a little bit cheep….

  23. Lemish


  24. Thu

    I love it! And your headband is super cute!

    What Urban Decay shadow would you recommend using in place of the Armani #6?

  25. Shilpa

    beautiful! i already love the #6 bronze.

  26. Ashley

    Love it. That bronze color is to die for!

  27. Molly

    this is an extremely pretty look and picture. :)

  28. Belinda

    This look is perfect! You look absolutely stunning!

  29. kfm

    I swear everything looks great on you! Mitsouko is softer and pinker than I expected, which means I might be able to make it work. I’m loving that EL Sea Star blush since I picked it up- curious to know what you think.

    • It doesn’t belong under “Flamboyant Oranges” that’s for sure. When I wrote up the post last night, I had to double check the number of the lipstick, because I was like, “Wait, this isn’t orange…”

  30. Brooke

    You are just sooo gorgeous!!!! I really love this look!

  31. Rachel Lauren


  32. Erica

    I love this look (its GORGEOUS!) – I would love to dupe this! thanks!

  33. Oh wow, love the look but … your skin looks flawless girl!!!

  34. Shayna Marie

    Yay! I love seeing you with more color on your lids! you can wear brighter colors than me since your skin tone is a bit darker which is so nice to see! Cause if it were me I’d look like MIMI!!! -_-

  35. Lulee

    very cute! i love the headband and the bronze shadow.

  36. megan

    Very pretty look Christine…love the headband!

  37. shuz4ever

    *THUD*…that’s a drop dead gorgeous look Christine… u look stunning as always…adore the headband. Can u recommend MAC dupes for this look please.

  38. Jennie R.

    Gosh, Christine, you’re so freakin’ adorable!

    This look is really nice. And that tinted moisturizer looks great. Looking forward to the review.

  39. Jocelyn

    You look gorgeous! And teh headband adds that special touch!

  40. Christina

    I was debating on getting the EL double stick but just seeing this look helped me decide it was needed in my life. Thank you! Absolutely stunning!

  41. kasiaj85

    That looks so amazing, like Jezi, I’d love to see a tutorial on this! it’s such a wonderful look!

  42. Love this look! I would have never thought to use the bronze on the inner lid. I really like it :)

  43. Neha

    You look super duper awesome!! Your hair band is very nice..where did u get this?

  44. Christina

    You look absolutely stunning this time! Great job! Love the whole look. =)

  45. Samantha

    This is amazingly gorgeous!! wow

  46. Elysia

    I looove this!!!! and your headband is cute too!

  47. OUTSTANDING Christine 😀
    its one of my all time fav.. infact all of them 😀
    i would love to try out the look but with limited shades i have :( :(
    awesome once again

  48. rag

    Love this look! Besides that I just wanted to inform you that seller on ebay josidaresbach2011 is using your pictures….

  49. Karlie Tipton

    This look is wonderful. I think I’ll give it a try!

  50. luna

    I love it!

  51. mia

    Havn’t seen a look this nice on you in ages! Stunning! xxx

  52. catherine

    Perfect way to wear warmer blues w/bronze – looks amazing on you!!

  53. Susy

    You look so pretty!! I love this look and your headband!! 😀

  54. Chelsea

    I absolutely love this look! It is stunning on you!

  55. Chau

    love this look, especially the eyes!! you’re beautiful!

  56. Joyce B

    I love this look! I looked at it real closely and read your description so I can try it myself. Beautiful!

  57. Wow what a beautiful colour combination! Love this look on you Christine!

  58. Oh Christine, if YOU need to be more organized, I wonder what that says about ME?! Haha. I don’t know how you do it; you’re amazing!

  59. Sophia

    Christine, oh my gosh. This look is so unique and absolutely STUNNING. Thanks for putting so much hard work into the site. We all really appreciate it!

  60. Dianna

    My God, Christine – your eyes positively stand “pop” out with this makeup. This suits you remarkably!

  61. Lupis

    Hi Christine,
    This look is amazing. Love how it makes your eyes pop!! Could you please recommend a MAC dupe for UD Haight eyeshadow? UD is not available in my country. Thank you!!

  62. Nicole

    This look is beautiful on you! One of my recent favorites, for sure. I am looking forward to the Rouge Automatique release based on your earlier review. (So far, I can’t find it available online anywhere.) I particularly love the blush and lipstick on you in this look.

  63. Jenn

    Lovely! I wish you’d bring back video tutorials, though. :<

  64. Heather

    Hi! I love this look! Do you have any cheaper dupes for the Armani #6 color preferably drugstore?


  65. Wow, this is gorgeous! You look lovely :)

  66. Maquela

    That teal color of your headband is definently your color! You look stunning in those colors!

  67. Real pretty, great colors and combination!

  68. Jimena

    Killer look ;D

  69. Kelly

    This look is AWESOME!

  70. Marian

    This is really pretty on you! ..a very romantic look!

  71. Pawsha

    The eye look is FABULOUS!!! You look gorgeous!

  72. Fionah

    Gorgeous ~Love the eye make up so so much!! I’ve tried it out, by using 88 colour palette…Can’t wait for more looks =)

  73. Nathalie

    Best make up you’ve ever done (until now). You’re superb. Bronze and blue are surprisingly going together so well because they are so radically different. It’s really inspiring and I think I’ll do such a make up in the nextcoming days. Go figure, that’ll be the first time in 15 years of make up that I’ll ever do someone else’s look! It’s saying a lot!

  74. Carolina

    Ohhh, a flowery headband! And your hair is so long. :) Also for fly away brow hairs, can I suggest MAC’s Clear Brow Finisher? It’s a brow wax my sister got for me and it’s marvelous for making my brows look polished (even when they need some work).

  75. The colors really bring out the little bit of green in your eyes!

  76. Amy

    Christine, I read your posts regularly but I’ve never really commented. Just wanted to let you know today that I really like this look! I lovehow it’s colorful but is balanced out by the neutral eyeshadows.

    Would you be able to do more looks like this (perhaps a bit more toned down), with a pop of color but subtle enough to wear to work? I love wearing bright colors, but I work in a pretty conservative environment so I don’t want to stand out too much. Thanks!

  77. Gala

    The blending is beautiful! and I really love the lower lash line as well :) very inspiring!

  78. Somhrita

    love this look! the blue is really making your eyes pop! will have to try this!

  79. valerie

    Your eyes look stunning!!

  80. Hiromi

    your skin is absolutely GLOWING, christine! the look is gorgeous, but the way your skin looks really steals the show for me (:

  81. Rosamaria

    Wow… One of your best looks ever! Plus, the tinted moisturizer looks great on you.

  82. Shontay

    Aww. You look so cute Christine. You used colors that I think look great on you.

  83. Amanda Blyskal

    You look really beutiful with this look and your hair down :) your boyfriend is a lucky man indeed

  84. Jane

    You pull off these colours so wonderfully. I would look silly with such a bright blue :(

  85. CeeBee

    That is UTTERLY gorgeous – very sophisticated and elegant but with a wicked little pop of colour, I love it!

    I adore your headband too, it reminds me of China Glaze For Audrey (which I know you love!) – so pretty!

  86. This is BEAUTIFUL 😀 I have Haight because it came in the BOS3 and I never knew what to do with it. I also have Flipside so this is great! Thanks so much for the inspiration ^^

  87. Angelica Gaston

    What a great look! I didn’t realize blue and bronze would look so good together :) Can you suggest a possible MAC dupe for the Giorgio Armani #6 eyeshadow you used on the inner lid? Thanks!

  88. Laveryn

    What did you apply on your eyebrows?

  89. Mirna

    Gorgeous color combo! You’ve inspired me to try it myself!

  90. DarkGlamour17

    very gorgeous! :)

  91. LM

    great eye look, kudos to the less obvious blush– two thumbs up

  92. Nicole

    This is so BEAUTIFUL Christine! You are such an inspration.

  93. Nevaeh

    U look adorable!!! But I was wondering if u could do a test on “lash accelerator by rimmel london” to c if it really makes lashes grow! and my fave pics of u is ur eyes! soooo beautiful 😀

  94. joanna

    OMFG THIS IS TEH MOST GORGEOUS! YOU LOOK STUNNING I WANT TO CRY. just kidding. but really it’s gorgeous

  95. Devon

    This look is /amazing/ on you! Your eyes stand out so much, and you have some of the crazy coolest eyes :)

  96. ssnug

    Somehow, I always think Teal look pretty on you…

    I wish I could work with teal too… it juz look out of place on me… :(

  97. Rachel

    Christine, this has got to be my favorite look you have ever done. It is sooo beautiful!

  98. Brittany

    I wish there was a LOVE button for this! This is SO pretty Christine and I adore your headband.. cute!! <3